FICO Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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3.5
63%
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FICO CEO William Lansing
William Lansing
337 Ratings
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  1. "gh"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Junior Account Executive in Aponi-vi, AZ

    I have been working at FICO full-time

    Pros

    too much cash to handle

    Cons

    I just want to see salaries

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intelligent solutions and people"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wide set of solutions, opportunities

    Cons

    Loads of bureaucracy makes getting things done very difficult


  3. "Its a job"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    fun when it's easy and sales are up and you are the flavor of the day

    Cons

    you. don't want to be yesterdays' flavor or having an off quarter - lonely

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Truly diversify your workforce"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FICO full-time

    Pros

    good ladder for the preferred race

    Cons

    lack of diversity in upper management

  5. "FICO"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Lead Systems Engineer in Carmel Valley, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Vacation policy is pretty good

    Cons

    Lacks culture, work life balance

  6. "qa"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good env..flexible timings.. good perks

    Cons

    nothing much.. depends on group or proj you working on

  7. "Good place to work, but everything moves very slowly."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits. the people are amazing

    Cons

    Tough to move up in the company, lack of career paths for development Need technical background to move within the company

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good staff, but self-destructive middle and line management."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Rafael, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company is very well positioned for both good times and bad, with a steady revenue stream. Good working level people that support each other. Upper management has provided several great initiatives for the company.

    Cons

    Lower and middle management is focused on turf, nepotistic, mired in 20 year old business models and unwilling to improve, and actively hostile to their staff. Middle management is focused on keeping upper management from finding out how far behind and overbudget projects are -- and fighting to avoid upper management initiatives. Long work hours are expected. It is management policy to cut costs by using uncompensated weekends and evenings for making delivery dates. There is no real career advancement path unless you are buddies with middle management. FICO will keep you in your narrow job, refusing lateral assignments until they no longer need the position. In-service raises are minimal.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not for everyone"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FICO full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent company leadership - able to execute on long term vision. Great future ahead of them.

    Cons

    Highly regulated industry. Overly constrained by risk averse attitudes sometimes leads to stifling innovation.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Bag"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FICO full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting technology, good vision, smart people.

    Cons

    Mediocre Salary Okay benefits Too much politics. Promotion is mostly based on how well you play politics rarely on merit. Old boys network. Teams are silo'ed No work life balance (sales driven: sales makes promises to customers and developers are expected to make it happen. Working weekends, holidays and when you take vacation is the norm) CEO thinks work life balance is being able to work from home Constantly hiring freezes. Reqs are lost very quickly even after someone leaves. Exec Management wants even more from less people. Very dollar driven. Employees are not valued very well. Frequent layoffs.

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